YEAF for Youth Celebrates World Environment Day

29 June 2010 | News story

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/Nepal) is a community based non-profit media membership organization. CEC member Dr. Astaman Kisee Maharjan shares this report of YAEF's activities to mark World Environment Day in 2010.

World Environment Day June 4, 5 and 6, 2010The World Environment Day has been celebrated all over the world on June 5, 2010 with the slogan "Many Species Our Planet, Our Future" coined by UNEP. Every year Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/Nepal) organizes three days (June 4, 5 & 6) programs on the special occasion of World Environment Day. Similarly, YAEF has celebrated the world environment day successfully this year. This year YAEF celebrated the following programs on the occasion of World Environment Day.

  • Speech Competition

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum, Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2 MHz and Namuna Machindra Secondary School jointly organized a Secondary School Level Valley Speech Competition on June 4, 2010. On the program, there were 34 participants from 9 schools. The speech competition having a topic "Climate Change -Our Challenge" was held at Namuna Machindra Secondary School Lalitpur, Lagankhel. The program ran during 11:00 to 18:00 hours among teachers, students, guardians, socialists and other people from different locations. Ms. Rama Khadka of Shree Shramjeet Higher Secondary School, Ms Sangeeta Timilsina of Gyankunja Secondary Boarding School, Ms Sapana Mishra of Shree Shramik Santi Secondary School, Ms Susama Lama of Global Secondary Boarding School, Mr Sudip Mahato of Shree Krishna Secondary School stood First, Second, Third Forth and Fifth respectively in the competition. Winners were awarded with Shield, Medals and Certificates by the Chief Guest Mr Naran Prasad Bhattarai of District Education Officer Lalitpur. The Speech Competition was judged by the judging committee members including Teacher of Mr Puskar Aryal the Memebr of YAEF, Dr Dinbundu Sharma of Namuna Machindra Secondary School and Mr CB Acharya, Programme Presenter of ECR FM104.2MHz. The committee members were reminded by token of Love.

On the programme Dr Astaman Kisee Maharjan, Dr Dinbandhu Sharma, Mr Nabin Maharjan spoke on the direct to control pollution. The programme was chaired by the principal of Namuna Machindra Secondary School Mrs Nanu Baba Duwadi. The program was hosted by the Navaraj Sanjel.

  • Arrangement of Banner show

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum and Water Forum Nepal jointly arranged a Banner show on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2010 at different venues of Kathmandu valley. Venues were Ratnapark, Near to Bhaktpur Durbar Square, Lagankhel, Jawalakhel and Harihar Bhawan (In front of UN House) Lalitpur, Kathmandu Nepal. The program was arranged in order to aware & awake people to commit to take the slogan into action coined by UNEP. Banners represent UNEP's and other environment related slogans. On the occasion, the Chairman Dr. Astaman Kisee Maharjan, YAEF members: Rajendra Maharjan, Ratna Maya Awal, Sunil Maharjan, Dipendra Maharjan, Rupak Maharjan, Satu Raj Maharjan, Bhim Sapkota, Ram Krishna Maharjan, Ashok Maharjan, Maharjan, Krishna Mukunda Maharjan and many other members were present. YAEF also published environmental related magazines which were free distributed among the people at programme site.

  • Distribution of Poster and Pamphlets in Katmandu Valley

On the occasion of the world environment day 2010 Youth Awareness Environmental Forum had distributed poster and pamphlets among masses at different places of Kathmandu valley on June 4, 5 & 6th, 2010 with motive to aware people hand to hand. The main slogan of the world environment day 2010 coined by UNEP was “Many Species Our Planet, Our Future ". And in order to take this slogan into action the forum is raising voice against the activities directly affecting the environment. In pamphlets, the forum has summarized rapidly required issues on slogan like "REMOVE PLASTICS, SAVE ENVIRONMENT", “BAND BRICK KLINS, PRESERVE ENVIRONMENT" & "CLOSE STONE-CONCRETE INDURSTY, PRESERVE NATURE AND HERITAGE". Environment Cycle Radio F.M.104.2Mhz has been Broadcasted 18 hour daily only Environment related slogans on June 4, 5 and 6, 2010

  • Valley Bicycle Rally

Valley bicycle rally was organized at 8:00am on June 5th 2010 in order to aware local people of the valley. The main objective of this function was to remind and utilize people about the slogan launched by the “Many Species Our Planet, Our Future”. The program was inaugurated by Ms Pampha Bhusal the Ex-Minister & the Constitutional Member of Nepal. The rally started after speeches made by YAEF's Chariman Dr. Astaman Kisee Maharjan, Mr Nabin Maharjan the Acting Station Manger of Environment Cycle Radio F.M.104.2MHZ, Ms Ratna Maya Awal the Chairman of Women Division, Mr Sunil Maharjan the Chairman of Water Forum Nepal, Executive Member of YAEF Mr Puskar Aryal and Chief Guest Ms Pampha Bhusal Ex-Minister & the Constitutional Member of Nepal from Lagenkhel and followed Jawalakhel, Pulchowk, Kupondole, Tripureshwor, Sundhara, Bhotahity, Jamal, Gantaghar, Bhadrakali, Sahidgate, Tripureshwor, Kupondol and lastly reached up to Lagankhel, Lalitpur. About 375 participants had participated in the rally covering about 25-kilometer route. T-shirts indicating UNEP's slogan and certificate were awarded to all the participants. Participants were refreshed by cold water & snacks.

  • Lalitpur Mass Rally

YAEF and MSR/Nepal jointly organized Mass Rally at 8 A.M on June 5th in order to aware local people on ‘Environment Conservation and Protection’ of the Lalitpur Valley. The Program was inaugurated by Ms. Pampha Bhusal the Ex-Minister & the Constitutional Member of Nepal. The Mass Rally started after the speeches made by Ms. Pampha Bhusal the Ex-Minister & the Constitutional Member of Nepal, Dr. Astaman Kisee Maharjan the Chairman of YAEF Nepal and Mr. Batu Krishna Karki the Programme Director of Environment Cycle Radio Radio F.M.104.2Mhz and was followed from Lagankhel to Jawalakhel, Pulchowk, Mangal Bazar and ended to Lagankhel, Lalitpur. About 125 participants participated in the rally covering about 7 kilometer route. T-shirts indicating UNEP’s slogan and certificate were awarded to all Mass Rally participants. Participants were refreshed by cold water and snacks.

  • Talk Program

A talk program is organized on the occasion of the world environment day June 5, 2010. The topic of the talk program was "Protections of the Environment in Nepal Problems and their Solutions”. 75 young people participated in the programme.

  • Essay Writing Competition

June 6, 2010, Youth Awareness Environmental Forum, Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 104.2 MHz and Namuna Machindra Secondary School jointly organized a Secondary School Level Valley Speech Competition on June 6, 2010. On the program, there were 34 participants from 9 schools. The speech competition having a topic “Protections of the Water in Nepal Problems " was held at Namuna Machindra Secondary School Lalitpur, Lagankhel. Ms Januka Maharjan of Harshidhi Secondary School, Ms Susma Lama of Global Secondary School, Mr Rosan Karki of Namuna Machindra Secondary School, Ms Junu Paudel of Shremjeet Secondary School stood First, Second, Third Forth and Fifth respectively. Winners were awarded with Shield, Medals and Certificates by the Chief Guest Mr Naran Prasad Bhattarai of District Education Officer Lalitpur. The Essay Writing Competition was judged by the judging committee members including Teacher of Namuna Machindra Secondary School. And also the committee members were reminded by token of Love.

On the programme Dr Astaman Kisee Maharjan, Dr Dinbandhu Sharma, Mr Batu Krishna Karki spoke on the direct to control pollution and to protect environment.The programme was chaired by the principal of Namuna Machindra Secondary School Mrs Nanu baba Duwadi. The program was hosted by the Satya Raj Khadka.
Live Phone in Program

On June 6, 2010 YAEF and ECR FM Woman Division jointly organized an interact Live Phone Program through ECR FM 104.2MHz. The women from various parts of the Kathmandu Valley took part in the Program and spoke on “The role of women in protecting environment”. The participants about 125 women got phone line to talk in the program. The participants were awarded by Certificates at ECR FM Woman Division compound.


Dr. Astaman Kisee Maharjan
Executive Chairman and Chief Editor/Publisher
Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/NEPAL)
Email> yaef_ast_60@hotmail.com, ecrfm104_2mhz@hotmail.com
Website> www.yaefnepal.org
 

Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/Nepal) is a community based non-profit media membership organization, established in 1994. YAEF/Nepal is the member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN), Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), Community Media Association (CMA),Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and World Water Council (WWC), affiliated with United Nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Global Water Partnership (GWP). The forum has conducted several programs as co-partner of Children and Youth/Sports and Environment Unit (UNEP).


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